Handbook for Code of Conduct
The institute aims to enhance the employability and decision making ability of the students through bridging the gap between Academia and Industry.
The Academics in the institute is student centric based on experiential learning, participative learning and problem solving methodologies. This gives the students appropriate Academics - Industry interface. The Institute also enables students to participate in research and extension activities.
Institute facilitates students to be personally responsible participant and cognitively to processes knowledge, skills, attitudes in a learning situation characterized by a high level of active involvement. This is achieved through following activities.
- Project based Teaching: Faculty members allot minor projects to a group of students. This enables the students to blend both the theory and practical. On the completion of the projects, the team has to present the same and the faculty awards suitable marks/grades. This is considered for awarding the final internal marks in relevant subjects like Industry analysis desk research (IADR) & Enterprise analysis and desk research (EADR).
- Lab based Teaching: The Institute has well equipped computer labs with internet facility. The students are taken to the lab by the faculty members to provide them real time information on subject like Business Communication Lab (BCL), MS Excel, Industry analysis desk research (IADR) & Enterprise analysis and desk research (EADR).
- SIP / Dissertation: The students work in industry for 8 weeks hands on job as a part of summer internship program. Also students are sent on short-term assignments (winter projects/ live projects) to various industries to have practical exposure to operations of the industries.
- Activity based Learning: Students are involved in various activities and management games related to the topics from the subject. It enhances ability of the students to apply academic knowledge into practical world. This helps them to improve their skill and proficiency required by industry.
- Students Training program (STP): To groom and prepare the students employable, a robust training program is designed which includes mock Interviews, group discussions and aptitude test etc. Daily quiz is conducted to update the current knowledge of the students, this will also help students to pursue career not only in corporate world but also in public services.
- EDP activity – The Institute conducts Entrepreneurial Development activities to create awareness about entrepreneurship and to enhance the entrepreneurial skills among the students. The Institute conducts real time workshops/guest session like “Udyojak” where students get an opportunity to meet and interact with entrepreneurs and understand the real life problems. The students also get to discuss their business plans and make improvisations as per the recommendations given by the experts. Events like “Khari-Kamai” are organized to motivate and give real hands on experience to students.
- Management fest like Prayukti, Spectrum, NSMG-AIMA, various management competitions like logo making competition, business plan are conducted on regular basis to nurture critical thinking, creativity and scientific temper among the students.
- CSR Activities – Institute conducts various collaborative CSR activities in association with government and non government organizations NGO’s like ‘SAMPARC’, Lions club, Municipal Corporation, Lonavala, SnehSadan, Ashish Bhavan, etc.
- Team building activities are regularly conducted like expedition, Treasure hunt and fun games.
Problem Solving Methodologies:
- Case-Based Learning: Various Cases of different subjects are conducted by subject faculties for students. HBSP cases are used as resource material for the same.
- Research - The students are motivated and guided through the mentor to participate in National and International conferences/seminars. Institute organizes national conference, workshops regularly. Students Research journal “Pinnacle” is published biannually to nurture habit of research in students.
- Curiosity is generated through faculty in the classrooms, during co-curricular and extra-curricular interactions so that students ask questions. Faculty members serve as catalysts in the process of enabling them to develop their cognitive ability.
Some innovative teaching approaches / methods adopted by the faculty are:
- Individual based learning: Book Reviews, Teachers conduct technical quizzes at the end of every unit and students actively participate, incorporating aspects of research in the pedagogy, role-play and scrap book, activity based assignments, extempore, speakers forum etc.
- Group & Team based learning: Management games, Project Based Learning, Group Discussions, Case based teaching methodologies, Presentations, Domain Seminars, Collage/Poster Making,
- Other innovative teaching approaches: Conducting select sessions in the Library, ICT enabled teaching - open source content, Innovative usage of business newspapers in the classroom through PEST, use of Email and Whatsapp Groups for information sharing.
- Experiential teaching: Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) organizes talks of inspiring entrepreneurs to make the students understand the need of innovations and creativity in learning. With events like Khari-Kamai Students are exposed to entrepreneurial skill. This helps them to understand the attributes of entrepreneurship.